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Cherry Red Shrimp


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This is the tank:

5.5 Gal All-Glass Aquarium

Aqua-Clear 20 filter with sponge on the intake

All-Glass Versa Top hinged glass lid

All-Glass fluorescent strip light

fluorescent strip light from Ikea

25 Watt Stealth Visi-Therm heater

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Here's a photo to give you a reference for their size.

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Here's pics of the critters.

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Oh yeah they are so cute :) . I spend ages just watching those red shrimps at our LFS. I think they are mesmerising. Great pics, thanks for sharing your newbies.

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Love your pics. I think red cherry shrimps are brill. I love mine to bits, as well as my amano. My glass shrimp freak me out a bit as they're a bit on the large side.......lol.

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Are these pets or do you also feed them to fish? I know that may sound like a bonehead question, but I am really curious. I used to baby my "Seamonkies", until I started to breed betta fish, and then they just became food to me.

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These are pet shrimp. My cherry shrimp have their own 29 gallon aquarium. No fish in my shrimp tanks.

Seamonkies are brine shrimp which is a completely different type of shrimp. I feed my fry brine shrimp (seamonkies). You also have to take price into account. You can buy a vile filled with thousands of brine shrimp eggs (which are sold to be hatched for fish food) for something like $4.00, Cherry shrimp cost $1 to $4 per shrimp.

Fresh water shrimp is now it's own hobby. With hobbiest dedicated to keeping and breeding the different varities of fresh water shrimp.

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